Fiery chile-garlic sauce, nutty sesame seeds, soy sauce and brown sugar meet in this Asian-inspired dressing to add a salty-sweet punch to rice and noodle salads. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Summer 2002

Victoria Abbott Riccardi


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat a small dry skillet over low heat. Add sesame seeds and stir constantly until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.

  • Whisk soy sauce, vinegar, oil, garlic, sugar and chile-garlic sauce in another small bowl until the sugar dissolves. Stir in scallions and the sesame seeds.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Ingredient Note: Chile-garlic sauce: A blend of ground chiles, garlic and vinegar, it's commonly used to add heat and flavor to Asian soups, sauces and stir-fries. It can be found in the Asian section of large supermarkets (sometimes labeled as chili-garlic sauce or paste) and keeps up to 1 year in the refrigerator.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

20 calories; total fat 1.3g 2% DV; saturated fat 0.2g; cholesterolmg; sodium 238mg 10% DV; potassium 23mg 1% DV; carbohydrates 1.8g 1% DV; fiber 0.2g 1% DV; sugar 1g; protein 0.5g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; vitamin a iu 21IU; vitamin c 1mg; folate 2mcg; calcium 8mg; ironmg; magnesium 4mg; thiaminmg; added sugar 1g.